By Nsidibe AKPAN
There was joy and jubilation as the member representing Itu/Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Rt Hon (Dr) Henry Archibong donated a two bedroom bungalow to his staunch supporter, Bishop Ekwere Utip of Enen Atai Itam in Itu Local Government Area.
Witnessed by supporters and top officials of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the joyous occasion took place on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Enen Atai Itam, home town of Bishop Utip.
Dr Archibong expressed his gratitude to the Almighty God for His love and faithfulness and silencing the critics who haboured doubt of such a life touching event.
He praised the astuteness of Bishop Utip, saying he has been a man who remained steadfast and deserves to be appreciated.
“Some time ago before 2015 elections, I came for consultation in this area, I saw the house Bishop Ekwere was living and I made a promise to him that before I leave office, I will build him a befitting house, today we are here to fulfil that promise.
“Whenever I made a promise, I must make sure to fulfill that promise, and today, Bishop Ekwere Utip has been given this house. I pray he and his family live in peace and have a turnaround in their lives,” he said.
He advised people of the area to remain loyal to the PDP and promise that the party have only started to reward her followers who are patience with believe that the party will take over leadership in the country.
Responding, the ecstatic Bishop represented by her daughter, Miriam Ekwere, hip praises on the lawmaker, saying the gesture has strengthen their faith and loyalty to the party.
She thanked Dr Archibong for his magnanimity and for keeping to his promise.
Earlier, Dr Archibong paid a visit to the Village Head of Enen Atai Itam, Eteidung Prof E. J Usua to inform him of his intentions and why he is in his community.
Prof. Usua thank him for such gesture and charge him to do more for the people.
“Thank you for deciding to stop by and greet me, it shows respect to not only me, but to our community.
“I appreciate the help you are giving to our people, please give them skills that will put food on their table. This gesture will take our youths out of the streets and I appreciate this.
The Village Head also advised the lawmaker to be a man of his word, recalling his last visit to his palace with Hon Idongesit Ituen.
“I could recall when you came here with Idongesit Ituen, I told him I needed a car to help me move around, but ever since he left, he has never returned, I hope you are not doing the same.
“Thank you for coming, continue to help our people and God will bless you,” he concluded.